Archive for March, 2013
30 Years ago the first Snowboarding World Championships was held at Soda Springs in Tahoe. That was also the event that Tom Sims built the first [snow] halfpipe ever. Last weekend was the 30 yr. anniversary of that event, which was marked by the Tom Sims Retro World Championships! Legends came out of the woodwork including; Jeff Fulton, Scott Clum, Terry Kidwell, Chris Roach, Scott Downey, Bob Klein, Kevin Delaney, Keith Kimmel, Evan Feen, Shawn Farmer, Dennis Nazari, Mike Chantrey, even Dave Weaver ..and more. I used to travel, ride and compete with these guys. We all shared the first chapter of snowboarding together. We took it for granted at the time, but I think we all realize now how great it was to be part of something that really redefined who we are. Snowboarding literally changed our lives. We had a fantastic weekend, recreating the Super G and ditch,err I mean halfpipe of 30 yrs ago. A bunch of old guys charging on 25-30 year old equipment! (Imagine going 50mph on 30yr old plastic bindings that broke a lot when they were new!!) The event also marked the on-snow memorial for Tom Sims. He would have been stoked on the turn-out and all the old Sims boards put back into action in his honor. [Thanks Tom!]
Photobomb #2 from session #2 @ Baldface Lodge B.C., 2013!
Another epic session at Baldface Lodge this year. A few pics are in order..